Ms. Edmondson is now the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School. Her teaching and research examines leadership, learning and innovation in teams and organizations, and has been published in numerous academic and managerial articles. Her most recent book is Teaming: How organizations learn, innovate and compete in the knowledge economy (Jossey-Bass, 2012).
Professor Edmondson is the author of more than 25 Harvard Business School case studies, including cases on The Cleveland Clinic, General Motors Powertrain, Prudential Financial, Simmons Mattress Company, YUM brands, IDEO product design, Arup, and NASA's failed Columbia mission. In 2003, the Academy of Management's Organizational Behavior Division selected Professor Edmondson for the Cummings Award for outstanding achievement in early mid-career, and in 2000 selected her article, "Psychological safety and learning behavior in work teams," for its annual award for the best published paper in the field. Her article with Anita Tucker, "Why Hospitals Don't Learn from Failures: Organizational and Psychological Dynamics That Inhibit System Change" received the 2004 Accenture Award for significant contribution to management practice.
Before her academic career, Edmondson was Director of Research at Pecos River Learning Centers, where she worked with founder and CEO Larry Wilson to design and implement organizational change programs in a variety of Fortune 100 companies. Edmondson received her PhD in organizational behavior, AM in psychology, and AB in engineering and design, all from Harvard University.